HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong’s secretary for security said on Wednesday that police shown in a video where a pro-democracy protester was allegedly beaten would be removed from their positions as authorities investigate the matter.
Lai Tung-kwok was speaking after the video went viral, sparking outrage among the public and lawmakers. Police arrested 45 pro-democracy protesters while clearing a major road in the early hours of Wednesday.
Civic Party leader Alan Leong said the person in the video was a member of his party and demanded the officers involved step down immediately.
Reporting By Yimou Lee and Donny Kwok; Writing by Anne Marie Roantree; Editing by Dean Yates